50 Best Road Trip Songs

I LOVE a good road trip and one of my essential items is a playlist full of amazingly good road trip songs. Good music always makes a journey better and there’s few things better than driving along open roads with the wind in your hair and some great music blasting out.
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So if you’re planning a road trip you’ll want to get a pen and paper, take a look through this list, jot them down and make sure you’ve got plenty of brilliant tunes to whittle away the hours and the miles. And whilst you’re perusing the list you might want to hit play on this little gem of a song below to get you in the mood…


1. Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car”

2. Bruce Springsteen – “Pink Cadillac”

3. Rascal Flats – “Life is A Highway”

4. Beyonce featuring Jay Z – “Bonnie and Clyde”

5. Deacon Blue – “Dignity”

6. The Eagles – “Hotel California”

7. The Lion King – “Hakuna Matata”

8. AC/DC – “Highway to Hell”

9. Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

10. Oasis – “Live Forever”

11. U2 – “Beautiful Day”

12. The Beatles – “Ticket to Ride”

13. Lynryd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”

14. The Who – “Magic Bus”

15. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”

16. Weatus – “A Little Respect”

17. Rudimental ¬†featuring Ella Eyre – “Waiting All Night”

18. Tenacious D – “Tribute”

18. James Brown – “I Feel Good”

19. Louis Armstrong – “What A Wonderful World”

20. Tina Turner – “Simply the Best”

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21. Katrina and The Waves – “Walking on Sunshine”

22. Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin’”

23. Bruce Springsteen – “Thunder Road”

24. Queen – “Don’t Stop Me Now”

25. Ben Howard – “Under the Same Sun”

26. Chamillionaire – “Ridin’ Dirty”

27. Feeder – “Seven Days in the Sun”

28. Kelly Clarkson – “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”

29. Jason Derulo – “Riding Solo”

30. The Clash – “London Calling”

31. Meatloaf – “Bat Out of Hell”

32. Swedish House Mafia – “Don’t You Worry”

33. The Kooks – “Seaside”

34. Train – “Hey Soul Sister”

35. The Killers – “Mr Brightside”

36. Michael Jackson – “Smooth Criminal”

37. Natasha Bedingfield – “Unwritten”

38. Tom Petty – “Free Fallin’”

39. Sheryll Crow – “All I Wanna Do”

40. Travis – “Flowers in the Window”

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Best Road Trip Songs – USA Edition!

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41. Bruce Springsteen – “Born in the USA”

42. Led Zeppelin – “Going to California”

43. Bruce Spingsteen – “Atlantic City”

44. Ray Charles – “Georgia on my Mind”

45. Bruce Springsteen – “Streets of Philadelphia”

46. Kings of Leon – “Back Down South”

47. Green Day – “American Idiot”

48. Don McLean – “American Pie”

49. Katy Perry – “Waking Up In Vegas”

50. Rihanna – “California King Bed”

Do you agree with my picks?! What songs would you add to the list? 

4 Responses to 50 Best Road Trip Songs

  1. Laura

    Putting together a playlist should be an integral part of any road trip! Always helps get me more excited for the adventure.

    Love the eclectic-ness of this list.. especially the little Lion King mention!xo

    • Emma Gray

      I totally agree, Laura! Haha yes I do have quite eclectic music tastes, eh…!

  2. Polly

    Great list! My additions would be 500 Miles by the Proclaimers and King of Spain by The Tallest Man on Earth. Also, embarrassingly enough, the entire ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ soundtrack. It came out in 2010 (the last time I went on an extended road trip) and it was surprisingly good music for driving around the upper peninsula of Michigan!

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